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11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

Today marks the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province. The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as crowded urban areas, creating logistical challenges. These were surmounted due to the leadership of the government and local communities, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners.

South Africa: National Department of Health, WHO and partners disseminated new Sexua...

In late 2019 and early 2020, the National Department of Health (NDOH) in collaboration with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) partners and WHO developed a series of SRHR guidelines that include: Clinical guideline for implementation of the choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, Contraception Clinical Guidelines, among others.

Burkina-Faso: WHO supports the Ministry of Health in the establishment and training ...

In 2019, the WHO Africa Office established a Regional Technical Advisory Group to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights to reduce preventable maternal mortality in Africa. The group is responsible for advising on comprehensive policies and strategies for health system strengthening for universal access to essential services and quality care for women, children, and adolescents in the Member States.

COVID-19 spurs health innovation in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has galvanized the development of more than 120 health technology innovations that have been piloted or adopted in Africa, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds.

New COVID-19 rapid tests a game changer for Africa

Brazzaville – The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19.